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The Earworm: Explained by SCIENCE!

The Earworm: Explained by SCIENCE!

Guest post by Gavin Baker Why is 'Ghost,' that song by Halsey, stuck in my head? Why do certain songs bore into our ears and latch onto our brains like musical maggots? It's a controversial question, involving individual tastes and preferences. But everyone can agree...

There Once Was A Deer From Australia

There Once Was A Deer From Australia

An Original Limerick in Four Stanzasby Reverb Raccoon There once was a deer from AustraliaWho developed a taste for azaleasBut he couldn’t find noneFrom Perth to MelbourneSo he caught the next plane for Georgia Upon seeing the azaleas in bloomThe deer immediately...

Five Songs to Fry Your Aux Cord

Five Songs to Fry Your Aux Cord

The blood and lifeline of a car trip, it is handed around the car so that all the homies can partake in playing their sweet jams until some shitter plays Nickleback then the aux cord is immediately yanked and not to be returned to said homie. -- Urban Dictionary,...

Facebook Makes Me Nervous

Facebook Makes Me Nervous

Facebook makes me nervous. I used Facebook for a while, and then I stopped using it. And when I started using it again, they had made a few updates. And, since then, I've always had the feeling that I'm doing something wrong. I have these two Facebook pages and...

A Plethora of Pop Paeans

A Plethora of Pop Paeans

And you may find yourself in a beautiful houseWith a beautiful wifeAnd you may ask yourselfWell, how did I get here?-- Talking Heads, Once in a Lifetime My father's father, a lineman for the county who bought the farm years before I was recorded and remixed, once...

George Costanza Was Channeling Kierkegaard

George Costanza Was Channeling Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard believed that philosophy begins, not with thought, but with existence: an egalitarian life lived passionately within a world of absurdity. George Costanza, the Seinfeldian Everyman who extracted more than should be expected from a life lived absurdly...

Faux Faulkner

Faux Faulkner

The old man squinted at the sun and spat. He spat and squinted and the time of his grandmother's sister's children rolled across the land and settled at the feet of Noah's father's progeny, the very inhabitants of the Kingdom of Iketombe. Out there across the field...

Songs for a Wedding Reception

Songs for a Wedding Reception

1   Let It Be Me - Nina Simone 2   The Touch of Your Lips - Chet Baker 3   If You're Young At Heart - Frank Sinatra 4   Time After Time - Margaret Whiting 5   We've Only Just Begun - Carpenters 6   It's Crazy - Sarah Vaughan 7   Love Superstar - Kathleen Smith 8   You...

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